Sarayaku Ecuador

Mireya Ceila Gualinga Tapuy

A 24 years old from the Sarayaku tribe in the Amazon of Ecuador. She works with local organizations in her community for the defense of the environment and protection from resource extraction. Her community recently won the historic 2012 Inter-American Court on Human Rights trial against the Ecuadorian government claiming land rights to prevent oil development. She is an activist fighting for the protection of her people and the welfare of the environment for the whole world.